Joseph Clayton Walls


    Joseph Clayton Walls of Rolla, Missouri was born on July 3, 1979 in Springfield, Missouri to Lawrence and Elaine (Vincent) Walls and passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the age of 42 years.


    He was a beautifully written author who began writing at the age of nine. He published five books which included, “Love Knows No Boundaries,” “Renew your Strength,” “Shattered Dreams,” “Believe It Achieve It Determine It” and his latest book of poetry, “Depths of My Soul.” He won Editor’s Choice Awards in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2012. One of the highlights of his writing career was being included in a book called “Great Poet’s across America.” He hosted his own podcast called “Breaking Walls.” His motto was “Breaking walls is easy, but mending the heart is a challenge.”
    HE was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Foster; step father, Gordon Foster; and grandfather, Delmar Vincent.
    He is survived by his son, Jonathan Walls of Clinton, Missouri; father, Lawrence Walls of Rolla, Missouri; brothers and sisters, Andrea (Edward) Pritchett of St. Clair, Missouri, Matthew (Kayla) Walls of St. Clair, Missouri, Heather Walls of Rolla, Missouri, Franky (Amanda) Walls of Rolla, Missouri and Erin Bedford of Lee Summit, Missouri; step sister, Christina Nicole Kockelman of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; grandmother, Lucille (James Teague) Vincent of Belle, Missouri; other relataives and friends.
    Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Vineyard Church  in Rolla, Missouri with Pastor Brad Dimock officiating.
    Inurnment will be held at the Owensville Cemetery at a later date.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.